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A career in Construction

The construction industry has played a critical role attracting investment and creating jobs in South Australia during the pandemic. That’s set to continue, with a record $17.9 billion infrastructure investment spend over the next four years, committed in the 2021-22 State Budget, and private sector investment also on the increase.

This investment will create jobs building roads, rail, schools, expanded hospital emergency departments, sporting infrastructure, housing, playgrounds and other facilities, improving the lives of South Australians.

People employed in construction perform hands-on, supervisory, engineering, drafting and project management roles. They work for residential and commercial building businesses, for sub-contractors who manage specific requirements of a build and for the state government. Most jobs involve working on site but there are also corporate, drafting and project management roles that may be office-based some of the time.

The construction industry is hungry for workers to help deliver the huge amount of work on its books, with record investment in building trade skills, to ensure our State has people locally, to keep up with demand.

Examples of in demand jobs in construction include:

  • Construction Manager / Site Supervisor
  • Civil Engineer / Structural Engineer
  • Civil Labourer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Architectural Draftsperson
  • Plumber
  • Carpenter
  • Electrician
  • Estimator

Amber's story

Amber's desire to work hard and her four year apprenticeship in plumbing led to her role as a Site Manager for Cushman and Wakefiled.

Guy's story

Guy's passion for working with his hands led him to his role as a carpenter at Genemax.

Explore learning options


VET, Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Learn more about VET pathways including apprenticeships and traineeships and how to get started.

Explore courses

There are heaps of courses and training options for the construction industry, with some courses available as apprenticeships and traineeships.

Industry advice

The Construction Industry Training Board promotes pathways into careers in construction.

Jobs available right now

Your search starts right here! You can explore current opportunities available in South Australia's construction industry, thanks to Seek. If you have transferrable skills you might already have the skills the industry needs.
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